from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Cursive writing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand, or typing or printing; handwriting.
- adv. To write something by hand in normal characters, as opposed to shorthand.
- adv. To write something out by hand (with pen or pencil), rather than printing out; handwritten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Writing of the ordinary form, as contradistinguished from shorthand or stenography.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having words written out in full by hand
- n. rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
Right now as I'm writing this out in longhand I'm in a Barnes and Noble in San Antonio while my wife is suffering through a business meeting nearby.
She wrote in longhand and maintained a discplined schedule, writing five hours a day, four days a week.
She wrote, in longhand on a yellow pad, epic novels of family and forgiveness that were adored by her fans but often received less than enthusiastic reviews from critics.
Writing longhand is a liberating way of taking part in NaNoWriMo, as I can now write anywhere at any time.
Sometimes, I think writing longhand is an advantage.
I wrote my first 5 or 6 novels in longhand, but over time I've increasingly given up the straight through push to the end toward more of a retrenchment style.
Writing is one of the plastic arts, which is why I still write in longhand for a first draft.
JH: I write the first draft of my novels in longhand, with a fountain pen in bound blank books.
Daughter Liz Cheney called her father a "student of history" and said he has already begun collecting his thoughts in longhand and on his laptop computer.
Sometimes I have to go into self-imposed detox by writing in longhand, just to get into the groove of writing again, without the distractions of the internet.
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